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My periods are very painful and irreuglar, I have tried birth control twice and it does not regulate me this is causing many other different hormonal problems any suggestions please help??

By Anonymous August 26, 2014 - 6:22pm
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I really am not one to put my problems out there, other than my doctors nobody truly knows how much I am experiencing because I feel like an hypochondriac but there is something going on with my body I cannot explain and the doctors don't want to go any further than throwing pills at me I am desperately reaching out. I am 23 years old and have been struggling with multiple health problems that keep going unanswered , the Dr.'s keep telling me I will "grow" out of this and continuously are throwing birth control and pain meds. my way, which are two things that do not help nor do I want to take to begin with. I started my period when I was 15 and it was regular only for that first initial period after that I would go anywhere from 2-7 months without a period and when I would have one they would only last for possibly 2 days and they were extremely light. The pain that I would feel and still am to this very day when I should be having a period are unbelievable, even on a day to day basis I am in pain it constantly varies. I feel like a 50 year old trapped in a 23 year olds body, not a day goes by that my back and shoulders don't hurt, my muscles in my body are weak and I just feel exhausted, I am constipated on a regular basis, have a yellowish clear sticky discharge coming out of my left breast, I have a large mass on my right breast that has been diagnosed as a (fibro adenoma) it is very painful and I will be going in for a surgical consultation which is my choice the doctors really don't want me to they would rather I leave it in and keep getting follow-up breast ultrasounds. My throat sometimes will feel like it has a lump in the back and it is difficult to swallow, I have a hard time breathing almost like someone is squeezing my chest, my stomach will swell and I am so thin that it will look like I am pregnant and it is very painful to the left of my bellybutton it almost looks like there is a gulf ball, I loose a lot of hair, but in the same respect I grow facial hair and the hail on my legs arms and other areas grow in like a mans, have very dark circles under my eyes and have for years, I get a sharp pain from my vagina all the up to my chest sometimes and it will bring me to my knees it is so painful, and sorry to get graphic but the inside of my vagina will get soo dry that it almost feels like my skin is going to rip it is especially bad if I use a tampon, I have a loss of appetite and have a very hard time holding weight no matter how much I do eat but there are days that I just don't have an appetite at all and if I try to eat it makes me feel even more sick and my mouth will get very watery and my stomach will turn. The only tests I have had are the trans-vaginal ultrasound (probably 3-4 times), pelvic ultrasound(ample amount of times), a cat scan, mammogram, breast ultrasound and an abdomen ultrasound(ample amount of times). This is very exhausting and I just want to be able to live my life like a normal 23 year old its so hard to get out of bed every day suck up the pain go to work and do day to day activities. I now have an amazing man that has three children of his own and they are the best gift I could have ever asked for, but keeping up with all of them is very draining and it breaks my heart more and more everyday having to tell the kids I cant play because I don't feel good or not being able to pick them up because it will hurt my back or stomach. It affects our relationship as well. All I want to do Is live a happy healthy life <3

I will take any advice if you have been through anything similar or have any suggestions please comment I will take all of the help I can get at this point.

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Thank you very much for your suggestion Maryann.
When I go in for my consultation I will ask about the endocrinologist and give updates as I go along, but as for right now I am awaiting my results from a hormone test and 4 different types of blood work test's.

August 28, 2014 - 12:19pm

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for sharing your health issues and reaching out to us for advice.

After reading what you shared, my first thought is a problem in your endocrine system. The endocrine system includes all of the glands of the body and the hormones produced by those glands. It influences almost every cell, organ, and function in our bodies.

My suggestion is to consult an endocrinologist. Ask your primary care physician for a referral or check with your insurance provider to find such a specialist in network.

Please keep us updated.


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